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RECYCLING COPPER WIRE>MAKE $$$$ TOOLS - 05/30/2013
RECYCLING COPPER WIRE Recycling copper is very lucrative. Small wonder with the price of #1 grade copper at the scrap metal yards when recycled is approx. $1.00 dollar a lb with the plastic sheathing on and $3.00+lb with the sheathing removed-(plastic insulating coating on copper wire). Bright shiny copper wire is considered #1 copper, of course brings the best price at the scrap metal yard.###  There are a few different methods of cleaning the sheathing-(plastic coating) off copper wire. One practice is to burn off the plastic coating with a blow torch. This is highly illegal in most of if not all of North America. Using a blow torch causes a of black smoke and very toxic fumes to put into the air we breath. It also causes the copper wire to look tarnished, makes copper wire very brittle, and good scrap metals yards are told not to except this type of copper wire. ####  Another practice is to use a utility knife-(box cutter) and cut the plastic coating off. This method works okay, and is probably the most common form of stripping the plastic coating off copper wire. Problem with this method is the constant replacing of cutting blades due to breakage, or getting dull. This can run into a bit of an expense if a lot of copper wire is being stripped. #### There are big, bulky, boxy, stationary, electrical and manual copper wire strippers on the market, they do work. It depends on your needs. Can most people afford the expense? The machines electrical and manual a...

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